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Chinese farmers see livelihoods washed away

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XINXIANG, China, July 26 (Reuters) - Chinese farmer Cheng wades through knee-deep water, pulling dead pigs behind him one-by-one by a rope tied around their ankles as he lines up the bloated carcasses for disposal.

More than 100 of Cheng's pigs drowned in floods that paralysed China's central Henan province last week, and the outlook for those left alive is bleak.

"I'm waiting for the water levels to go down to see what to do with the remaining pigs," said the 47-year-old farmer from Wangfan village, about 90 kilometres (55 miles) north of provincial capital Zhengzhou.

"They've been in the water for a few days now and can't eat at all. I don't think even one pig will be left."

Cheng's farm is one of thousands in Henan, famous for agriculture, and pork production in particular. The province was struck by heavy rains last week that sparked the worst flash flooding in centuries, catching many by surprise.
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Trump Has Built War Chest of More Than $100 Million

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Despite departing from office and being barred from the leading social media platforms, former President Donald J. Trump was the Republican Party’s most dominant fund-raiser in the first half of 2021 and ended June with a war chest of more than $100 million, according to new federal campaign filings made this weekend.

Mr. Trump raised far more money than any other Republican via WinRed, the party’s main processing site for online donations, records show, and more than each of the three main fund-raising arms of the Republican Party itself. His nearly $102 million in cash on hand was also more than each of the party committees.

The next strongest online fund-raiser among Republican politicians was Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina, who delivered the G.O.P. response to President Biden’s first address to Congress in the spring. Mr. Scott raised $7.8 million online.

Mr. Trump’s advisers inaccurately announced on Saturday that “his affiliated political committees raised nearly $82 million” in the first six months of 2021.

That figure counted at least $23 million in transfers to his new political action committees that had actually been raised last year in other Trump-affiliated accounts, according to an analysis of federal filings.

Jason Miller, a spokesman for Mr. Trump, defended the operation’s accounting. “If we didn’t announce this entire amount, you’d be asking why we’re ignoring all of this period’s receipts,” he said of the transfers.
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‘The Jetpack Guy Is Back’: Los Angeles Sighting Draws an Inquiry, Again

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A pilot flying a Boeing 747 on Wednesday night looked toward the right wing of the plane and reported a strange figure zooming over Los Angeles.

“Possible jetpack man in sight,” the pilot said, sounding weary, if not outright annoyed.

It was unclear if the object spotted Wednesday was the same “jetpack man” that American Airlines pilots said they saw last year, flying at 3,000 feet around Los Angeles International Airport, or the reported jetpack user seen six weeks later by crew members on another commercial flight.

But the sighting this week was enough to draw warnings from aviation officials and another inquiry by federal investigators, who have now looked into several reports of someone in a jetpack flying around Los Angeles.

Federal officials who have investigated the sightings said they have not been able to confirm that a person in a jetpack actually flew into controlled air space.

This week, however, air traffic controllers who warned other pilots in the vicinity appeared to believe that the mystery flyer had returned.

“Use caution,” an air traffic controller said. “The jetpack guy is back.”
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no evidence of non-fraud

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This election was so bad, it’s laughable.

The subpoenas will be enforced and we will know everything soon enough.

Once this audit is finished, the legislature will likely proceed with decertification of this fraudulent election over which they have plenary authority.

When the results prove fraud occurred, we will get the votes necessary.

Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers is running a marathon with five other states to encourage them to initiate full forensic audits.

Legislators need to follow the lead of this amazing State Senator and demand election audits in their state and others
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AP investigation shows no creditable cases of voter fraud in AZ, discrediting Trump and his 'audit'

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No cases of double voting or ballot stuffing equals no fraud. Ninjas exposed as the real fraud that will be arrested for election tampering.

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona county election officials have identified fewer than 200 cases of potential voter fraud out of more than 3 million ballots cast in last year’s presidential election, further discrediting former President Donald Trump’s claims of a stolen election as his allies continue a disputed ballot review in the state’s most populous county.

An Associated Press investigation found 182 cases where problems were clear enough that officials referred them to investigators for further review. So far, only four cases have led to charges, including those identified in a separate state investigation. No one has been convicted. No person’s vote was counted twice.

While it’s possible more cases could emerge, the numbers illustrate the implausibility of Trump’s claims that fraud and irregularities in Arizona cost him the state’s electorate votes. In final, certified and audited results, Biden won 10,400 more votes than Trump out of 3.4 million cast.

AP’s findings align with previous studies showing voter fraud is rare. Numerous safeguards are built into the system to not only prevent fraud from happening but to detect it when it does.

“The fact of the matter is that election officials across the state are highly invested in helping to ensure the integrity of our elections and the public’s confidence in them,” said Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat. “And part of that entails taking potential voter fraud seriously.”

Arizona’s potential cases also illustrate another reality: Voter fraud is often bipartisan. Of the four Arizona cases that have resulted in criminal charges, two involved Democratic voters and two involved Republicans.
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Dems/commies further pushing to pack the court

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Commies continue to push for a single party state and continue to put said single party over preserving the union.
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‘It’s fight night’: Disturbing video captures teen mob beat up off-duty firefighter

This is the moment an off-duty New York City firefighter walking his dog in a Queens park is attacked by a vicious mob of teens — one of whom kicked off the beatdown by declaring it was “Fight Night,” disturbing new video shows.

The 44-year-old victim said he was strolling with his 3-year-old Labradoodle Dylan in Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village at around 9:55 p.m. Friday when he was suddenly targeted by the mob.

“There were at least 100 kids … I was walking my dog. They just picked me out and approached me,” the still-shaken victim, who asked to remain anonymous, told The Post Saturday afternoon.
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Fuck the Pigs Call them at your own peril 2021 Police ReformPig Reform Bull shit

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Don't hurt me," Vinson pleaded with the officers. "Don't shoot me, bro."

Haubert, 39, was arrested on charges of attempted first-degree assault, second-degree assault, felony menacing, official oppression, and first-degree official misconduct.

The three-year veteran of the Aurora Police Department has been put on administrative leave without pay pending an expedited internal affairs investigation.

Officer Francine Martinez, a six-year veteran, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of failing to intervene and report use of force by a police officer, as is required by a police accountability bill that was passed after George Floyd's murder last summer. She has been put on administrative leave with pay. Both officers have bonded out of jail, authorities said.

The Aurora Police Department released body camera footage of the incident Tuesday, with Chief Vanessa Wilson criticizing the two officers for what she called a “very despicable act.”

“We're disgusted, we're angry,” Wilson said in a press conference Tuesday. “This is not police work. We don't train this … this was a criminal act,” she said.

Wilson apologized to Vinson, calling him the victim of a “horrific” act. She s
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Colorado cop beats po' black man's head with gun,as he begs for life

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Haubert and Officer Francine Martinez face criminal charges — in Haubert’s case that consists of multiple felonies. They were the first two responding officers to the July 23 incident on the 3100 block of South Parker Road. The 29-year-old man they wound up arresting, Kyle Vinson, said “You’re killing me” as one he was being repeatedly struck.

Aurora Police Chief Vanessa Wilson released the body cam video on Tuesday and described the actions taken by the officers in the arrest as unacceptable. She launched an internal affairs investigation to review the apparent excessive force that was used.

Haubert was released from jail on bond after being arrested earlier this week. Martinez is charged with one charge of failing to intervene and a second charge of failing to report the use of force. She is on leave with pay, which is in line with department policy for misdemeanor charges.
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